Carlsbad Ant Solution

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Ants are a common pest found in most homes. During summer, they find their ways to gather food and store them for the winter season. Some would even build their nest while others hunt for food.

Different Types of Ants

In Carlsbad, there are different kinds of ants that you will see. And they are a bit annoying if you will not deal with it immediately. So, we have created a list to help you out in sorting them.

Acrobat ants(Crematogaster)

These vary from yellow-brown to brown and red-black to all black. They nest outside, usually in moist wood and inside damaged wood structures, and sometimes in foam panel insulation. When they feel threatened, the worker of this species will lift their abdomens above their heads, resembling a scorpion and run, it gives the appearance that they are tumbling, that is why they are called as such.

Argentine ants(Linepithema Humile)

This type varies from light to dark brown. They can nest outside and inside of houses. Usually they tend to nest in shadier places during the winter or summer. When indoors, they are mostly found in wall insulation or voids. If stepped on, their workers emit a musty smell. These types cannot sting.

Asian needle ant (Pachycondyla Chinensis)

They are brown-black with dark orange mandibles, and mostly create their nest outdoors specifically in shaded areas with high moisture. This species is less aggressive than any other type. They sting if pressed against human skin or trapped in clothes. They often appear during swarm season, which is between July and August. Its sting can be painful and sometimes causes a welt. But don’t worry only a small number of cases who were stung resulted in anaphylactic shock. But of course, be careful.

Carpenter ants (Camponotus)

This species exist across the United States. These types rank high as structural pests. Due to such a large variety, their physical description can vary. The average length of workers is between 6 and 13 millimeters. They don’t eat wood, but rather use to create nests. The primary nest of them is typically outside, in trees or lumber. When inside the house, they prefer roofs and woodwork near moisture. Homes in woodlands are at the most risk for structural damage. Some species are aggressive and will sting if their nest is being disturbed.

Crazy ant (Paratrechina longicornis)

They are black-brown with extremely long legs and antennae. If you notice, outside, they nest in plants, soil, heavy vegetation, mulch and garbage. While inside or at homes, they can be found under carpets, in wall voids and houseplants. They do not have stingers, but will move around using different movements if disturbed, that is why they are called like that.

Dark rover ants (Brachymyrmex patagonicus)

They are commonly found in areas near people, and nest outdoors by grass edges, under objects on the ground and in parking lots. Inside houses, they are sometimes found in bathrooms and kitchens. They have a preference for sweet liquid and also they do not sting.

European fire ant (Myrmica rubra)

These types have two nodes and can vary in color, although most are a light reddish-brown. During warmer months, this species create their nests in gardens, lawns and shrubbery. They may form nests inside during cold months, usually under bathtubs, water heaters or other warm areas with moisture. This type is aggressive and can produce a painful sting when disturbed.

Field ant (Formica)

They have one node and also come in a variety of colors including black, brown, yellow-brown and mixed red. This species create their nests in open areas of soil, dead wood or greenery. They are not usually found indoors in addition to that, they have stingers and the ability to spray formic acid, which can induce a small amount of pain.

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